We are open! Based on the continued pandemic we are quietly and slowly adding programs based on the safety requirements suggested by the CDC and the California State Library. Please return books to the book drop located on the northeast corner of our library. All fines for books returned during the pandemic will be forgiven. As always, you can reserve books or DVDs by logging into your account and then emailing to schedule a time to pick them up. Or you can schedule an appointment or drop by during our open hours listed below.

Thank you for your understanding. Please stay healthy!

Location:  Hours:
In person:
801 Second Street/PO Box 1420
San Juan Bautista, CA  95045
Phone (831) 623-4687
Fax (831) 623-4701

Online Card Catalog:

Digital Resources:
Hoopla Digital Audiobooks, e-books, music and movies

Flipster Digital Magazines - iOS app
Sunday closed
Monday 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Tuesday 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Wednesday 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Thursday 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Friday 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Saturday 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Please follow all current CDC health guidelines. Paper face coverings and hand sanitizer are available if needed. You are also welcome to use our facilities to simply wash your hands before browsing for books, DVDs or using our computers.


Rochelle Eagen, Library Technician Lead
Dilia Blanco, Library Technician
Renee Jacobs, Library Technician

Upcoming Events:

Thursday October 21 In Person Utility Assistance Available 3 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Thursday October 28 In Person Utility Assistance Available 3 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Thursday November 4 In Person Utility Assistance Available 3 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Thursday November 18 In Person Utility Assistance Available 3 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Thursday December 9 In Person Utility Assistance Available 3 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Thursday December 16 In Person Utility Assistance Available 3 p.m. - 5 p.m.
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Books and DVDs:
Books and DVDs can be returned to our book drop located on the north-east corner of the building. All late fees will be waived during this time. You can login to your account to place a hold on books or DVDs and then email the Library  to schedule a time to pick them up.

Story Time:
Sandra is back! Weather permitting we are hosting outdoor storytimes on Thursdays. Please signup through our Facebook page. For the time being, due to a high active case count in our County, we ask that locals attend our morning program and neighboring communities join us in the afternoon. We will not turn anyone away so attend either or both based on your comfort level.
Preschool storytime for Locals: Thursdays 11:30 - 12:30
Afternoon storytime for neighboring communities: Thursdays 2:00 - 3:00

After School Reading Group:
Join us for a new reading group Thursday afternoons between 3 pm and 5 pm for students attending San Juan Elementary. This is a new program for us so we are learning as we go. If you have any ideas or suggestions please feel free to share them with us.

Drop-in Tech Support:
Email the Library for details and to schedule an in person or virtual meetup. In person tech support is available Monday and Friday.

Contact us for an upcoming session on Tips and Tricks for Zoom meetings. Our first gathering will cover the basics for beginners and will expand from there.

Knitting/Crochet Group:
Let us know what day works for you! We used to meet on Saturday mornings however family situations have changed over this past year and Saturdays aren't working for a few of our regulars. We're thinking Wednesday mornings might work better. Please let us know if that will work for you. 

San Juan Bautista Library Auxiliary:
The Auxiliary  helps to support the children's programs at the Library. They provide funding for the Storytime group and yearly Halloween Party. You are welcome to attend their in person meetings at 11 a.m. on the third Wednesday of each month. It is preferred that if you do attend in person that you be fully vaccinated as all of their members are already.

Free Internet Use:

wifiiconAccess the Internet even when we aren't open! Bring your own device and enjoy a little sunshine while you catch up on email, virtually visit friends and family around the globe or research projects for home or school.
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See the FY 2018-19 California Public Library for the San Juan Bautista Library.
FY 2018-19 Library Summary          FY 2018-19 California Public Library Survey

For research questions related to the history of San Juan Bautista, please contact the San Juan Bautista Historical Society via email at or by calling (831) 288 - 2379

To join one of the earliest "Friends of the Library" in the State of California
contact the San Juan Bautista Library Auxiliary by email: or call the Library to leave a message for them.